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Arcanis: The World of Shattered Empires Campaign Setting

Leave Your Mark Upon the Shattered Empires

Arcanis is a world of epic adventure, intrigue, and exploration. A world beset on all sides by the machinations of inhuman empires and creatures both fel and foul. A world painted in shades of gray, rather than stark black and white, where your enemy today may be your only hope tomorrow.

It is a world in desperate need of Heroes to hold back the tide of night and become legends!

Within this tome lies a gateway to epic tales limited only by your imagination. With it, you will create the greatest Heroes to ever walk upon the face of Arcanis.

Here you will discover:

  • New Clerical Aspects
  • New races and sub-races unique to Arcanis
  • Psionic rules
  • New Classes such as the Holy Champion, Psion and Shaman
  • New Backgrounds, Combat Schools, Feats, and Spells
  • Upgrade your Inspiration rules with the new Fate mechanic
  • An introduction to the Origins-Award winning Arcanis Campaign Setting

This book is an indispensable resource for both players and Game Masters alike.

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Peter W July 15, 2019 9:11 pm UTC
Hello, just wondering if this has an actual campaign, or if it's just the setting? If it does have a campaign, what are level will it take you from-to? Cheers
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Slade A September 25, 2019 2:18 am UTC
This is a campaign setting that is attached to an organized play that has great published adventures that tie into a large meta-campaign!
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Stacie W November 14, 2018 5:38 am UTC
So no Print on Demand options?
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Henry L December 18, 2018 5:40 pm UTC
Stacie - It's a huge book, which we traditionally printed. I don't expect a POD of this to become available. However, it is now available at your FLGS. If they don't have it in stock, they can order from just about any distributor.
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Eddie S August 30, 2018 5:52 pm UTC
I just got the physical copy yesterday and it is even MORE glorious than the PDF. Friggin chunky munky of a book with some heft to it. Feels very solid and sturdy. The artwork is that much more spectacular and vibrant. Re-reading the lore and stories around what's been going on is further enriched. A definite must have :D
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Jeffrey R June 14, 2018 9:49 pm UTC
Hi, Will this book be printed? If so, is there an expected date? Very much looking forward to buying a hard cover copy!
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Henry L December 18, 2018 5:41 pm UTC
Hello Jeffrey,

Yes, it is printed as a beautiful hardback and is available now at your FLGS. If they don't have it in stock, they can order from just about any distributor.
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Raul R March 16, 2018 5:27 am UTC
A fantastic campaign setting! I can't recommend this book enough! Arcanis has been around for many years, and the amount of content available for it is staggering. PCI did an amazing job converting this to 5e. The artwork is beautiful, the layout and presentation are both great. If you are looking for a high fantasy campaign world with a rich history that has it all, look no further!
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Henry L March 10, 2018 2:22 am UTC
Hello Tim,

No POD - this is being traditionally printed. As a 416 page book, I doubt a softback version would last very long.

Good news, however - you'll be able to get a hard copy either through Backer Kit or through your FLGS.
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Stacie W March 12, 2018 1:31 pm UTC
When is the backerkit available?
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Henry L March 12, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
I don't have an exact date, but will post here when it becomes available. Won't be too much longer.
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Tim R March 09, 2018 9:47 pm UTC
What about POD! There ius a whole lot of content, true, but after buying 2 generations of Arcanis hardcopy, this needs to be hardcopy with a combined PDF. Actuall a bundle with the recalibrated REFORGED would even be better. No backerkit. No store hardcopy. Have done every Rotted Cape Kickstarter but missed thgis one & want the book.
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Henry L December 18, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
No POD is planned, Todd. The printed version we have is gorgeous and available at your FLGS. If they don't have it in stock, they can order from just about any distributor.
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Cody B March 05, 2018 5:48 pm UTC
I got my copy of the book through the kickstarter rather than buying it here so I cannot rate it personally, but I will trumpet its quality. Unlike its 3.5e version, this system takes more liberties with the 5e system and requires a little bit more of a learning curve than many 5e SRD systems I've seen, but I think that is a good thing. In the 3.5 days, they suffered a bit for having to port 3.5isms, making it feel like they crowbarred in the universe to fit the system, while now they are making system work within the universe. Highly recommended!
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Daniel A March 03, 2018 7:59 am UTC
This book and this setting are truly a labor of love. The illustrations are beautiful, the system fits well with the world, everything is fleshed-out and real. Arcanis, as a setting, has everything you could want in High Fantasy. Epic battles, abandoned dungeons, strange creatures, moral greys, unambiguous evil, politics, light, dark, magic, whatever type of game you want to run, it's all here. And with rules simple enough to master in just a session or two.

In short, this is well worth your time and money.
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Eddie S March 01, 2018 1:04 pm UTC
It's ABOUT time!! I've been anxiously awaiting for this to release, providing 416 pages chock full of Arcanis goodness.

Classes have been altered somewhat to fit the campaign setting, but each one of them is given a whole new depth of flavor and story. Same can be said about the races, as a whole new and rich chronicle of how they came to be unfolds (I'm particularly fond of the passage on the Dwarfs). I also like how they stepped away from the standard alignment format concerning characters. This extends even into faith, religion, and the pantheon themselves as each deity has their different aspects explored (reflecting the good, bad, and ugly nature to them), using more of a 'varied shades of grey' regarding beliefs and morality. The new intrigue and secrets has kept me reading this book over and over again, learning a new legend along the way. The introduction of Combat Schools as Feats was a very nice touch and gives insight on what direction feats can be taken towards. Finally, Psionics makes...See more
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michael M April 27, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
When can we get print copies?
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Eddie S May 21, 2018 8:48 pm UTC
I believe it should be this summer? Do not quote me on that lol
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michael M August 07, 2018 12:38 pm UTC
when can we get the print copies? It's summer now.
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Eddie S August 30, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Backers just got/are getting their copies as of now. I expect it at your LGS (local gaming store) soon after this.
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